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NetApp 7-mode largest best-practive volume size

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What is the largest best practice volume size for a NetApp v 8.2.3x  7-Mode volume with an NFS Export?  I know that the OS will support a 72 TB volume but I seem to remember that there was a limit past which one sees performance issues.

We have FAS 3250 filers, and are running VMware 5.1 ESXI soon to be 5.5.x.

The volumes server as SANs for the VMs.
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Thanks.  we have some 18-20 TB volumes and many smaller ones currently.

I seem to remember that my former boss was working on getting the larger ones down to like 12-16 TB.

I just cannot remember what the magic number was and why it was a good idea.
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Snapshots are very fast with VAAI NFS vmx-09+
They are not slow because of disk size, but because of intense IO in VM (and competing for IOPs)

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I am closing this as I did not really find the answer that I was looking for.

But you all made some excellent points.

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